Aleister Crowley 2012 has been challenged to a debate by perennial write-in candidate for U.S. President, Vermin Supreme.
See Mr. Supreme’s initial challenge, and our response, in the comments on our blog post about the 2008 write-in election results for U.S. President.
Coverage of Mr. Supreme’s prior campaigns:
The details of this challenge are still being negotiated. Mr. Supreme has demanded to debate directly with our candidate, but of course Aleister Crowley will only reanimate if elected. We have offered to assign a campaign representative to engage in debate via e-mail, and we have agreed upon The Boston Phoenix reporter David Bernstein to moderate and referee the debate.
We are confident that Mr. Supreme will not back down from our offer and we have every hope of reaching a compromise with him on this important facet of the democratic process. Surely as a serious candidate, he will understand the necessity to set aside any personal differences, and come to the table without placing undue and unfair demands on our candidate, so that the American people may come to their own conclusions about which of these write-in candidates most deserves their vote.
“To bring out saliently the differences between two points-of-view is useful to both in measuring the position of each in the whole. Combat stimulates the virile or creative energy; and, like love, of which it is one form, excites the mind to an orgasm which enables it to transcend its rational dullness.”